Articles tagged John Foulston

Page 110, February 2014

The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

Page 28, July 1986

HSCC Brands Hatch

Fast becoming one of the highlights of the racing calender is the two day HSCC meeting held on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit. There is so much variety which, allied to a full programme of races and generally very good grids makes it just the sort of meeting to take non-enthusiast friends for a first taste of the sport. It was unfortunate that the rains came on the Saturday but if you're...

Page 7, February 1998

Scheckter buys his debut GP McLaren

The sale of Maserati 250F chassis 2524, in which Spanish aristocrat Francesco ‘Paco’ Godia-Sales finished in fourth place in the German and Italian Grands Prix of 1956, was the highlight of last month's Brooks auction at London's Olympia. Godia's compatriot, former FIA Historic champion Joaquin Folch-Rusinol, bought the machine for £500,000 (including the buyer's premium), but the short-nosed...

Page 41, December 2005

Webb Sight

Brands Hatch thrived under racing's great promoter, John Webb. He talks to Simon Taylor John Webb was one of the great motorsport visionaries. For 25 years, from 1964 to '89, he ruled Brands Hatch, grew the circuit into the most successful in the country, and went on to add Mallory Park, Snetterton and OuIton Park to his portfolio. He was determinedly commercial, consistently creative and...

Page 42, October 1987

'Ring Leaders

While the title may make British brows furrow in distaste, the annual "Oldtimer Grand Prix" at the new Nurburgring is on a much larger scale than any vintage or classic meeting in this country. To begin with, it combines all ages of car; the Oldtimer tag in its German sense is an all-embracing term covering every era from pioneer vehicles up to Can-Am racers of the Seventies. It is a convenient...

Page 19, July 1986

Matters of moment

Points of Principle As we went to press, the controversy over the future of the British Grand Prix was still raging. By the time this issue appears on the bookstalls, it may have been resolved but even so there remain points to ponder. FISA's insistance on a single venue for each Grand Prix is daft. The structure of the sport is different from country to country. You cannot make a blanket rule...

Page 69, April 1988

A preview to the coming Historic season

Thrilling the crowds Britain is the hub of the motor racing world. That situation has evolved over many years and is reflected in today's historic racing, where the Historic Sports Car Club sets the pattern which the rest of the world follows. As the HSCC steadily develops and supports new areas of interest, so Germany, Australia and Sweden and the other motor racing countries join the movement....

Page 6, June 1987

Around and about

Cash for Continental historics The prestigious German Steigenberger Hotels chain has committed £100,000 to sponsorship of a number of European championships for Historic cars, together with Blaupunkt, Diners Club, Ebel watches, and Seeger leather. Historic events on the Continent have a much higher profile than here, and five series will benefit from the upmarket exposure and the specialist...

Page 11, December 1997

Miscellany

The Innovation Years is the theme of next year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, on June 12-14. "We have moved the meeting forward a week so as to avoid clashes with either Formula One or Indycar races, and as a result hope it will continue to attract leading teams," said promoter Lord March. * * * Watkins Glen, the wonderfully spectacular New York state track which hosted the American Grands Prix...

Page 98, February 2011

Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

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